I’m new here and got my first ST hub for the holidays. I’ve been reading a lot of posts over the past few weeks trying to get a good grasp of my options and what equipment I need but I’m quite confused still
Basically, I wanted to replace all my recessed (BR30) lights (~28 bulbs) with LED bulbs but at the same time I would like them connected to ST in some way. I don’t particularly need control over each individual light but at the very least the zones that they belong to. I was initially thinking that the GE Link bulbs sounded the best but I’ve been reading about quite a few issues with them. Is it also true that if you keep standard light switches/dimmers with them you would need to leave them always on and control the bulbs solely through the app?
My next thought was to just use connected dimmers with dumb LED bulbs. This will allow the other people in my house to control the lights as they normally would with the added benefit of app and remote interaction. (I believe this allows me to setup scenes too?) Something to note is that I have a couple areas that have 3 and 4 way switches.
I know that that’s a bit to ingest but I want to make sure I understand what I’m dealing with before making purchases. Can anyone recommend devices and device combinations for what I’m looking for?
Thanks in advance!